Young people can help in the conservation of oil in a number of ways. First, when attempting to get from one place to another, they can consider alternate forms of transportation besides those that require gasoline or other petroleum-based fuel sources. On college campuses, young people can walk, skateboard, or bike to class instead of driving.
If a young person must drive to a destination, he/she might consider sharing a ride with someone who is going to the same place. If two to four people are going to the same place, the group should take the car that gets the best mileage per gallon and then the passengers can contribute to the gas money.
If a young has to drive on the highway, then they should not travel more than about 60 miles per hour, as fuel efficiency decreases dramatically when cars travel faster than this rate.
If a student is thinking about buying a car, they should purchase a vehicle that gets good gas mileage. There's no need to buy an SUV unless a person is going to be transporting a large amount of equipment or personnel on a frequent basis.
Finally, young people should encourage their parents and relatives also to follow the above-mentioned practices. At this point in time, a young person's parents or relatives probably have the greatest cash reserves and are therefore in the best position to purchase a car. Urge them to purchase a car that gets good gas mileage.